Have we lost the art of imagination?

YEARS ago, we reported on a self-made millionaire who lamented that Australians had lost the art of dreaming big.

Delirium: Why pills could cause more harm than good

Delirium robs dying people of their autonomy and dignity

Over 370 students to celebrate at one of CQUni's biggest graduations

Doug Swain, Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) and Katelyn Muller, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, graduating from CQUniversity on Tuesday.

University also sees its largest cohort of PhDs

Gay teen revealed bullying before suicide

Tyrone Unsworth.

Calls for controversial Safe Schools program to be introduced

Changes install for East St's The Workshop

HANDOVER: The Workshop owners K and Vanessa Norimi spent 2016 building up their business from scratch. They have started to hand the reigns over to the new owner.

Local business man buys The Workshop

Sweaty Christmas to all

BE THANKFUL: Remember how important the people around you are at this time of year.

Making the most of family Christmases.

Ferrari’s ideal family car? Four-seat GTC4 Lusso T arrives

FAST FOR FOUR: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T's 449kW/760Nm twin-turbo V8 slings the family to 100kmh in 3.5 seconds.

$500,000 family Ferrari aimed at cashed-up younger shoppers

Cheers to new beer that saves our reef

BEERY GOOD: Bargara Brewing Company head brewer Andrew Clark with the second Great Barrier Beer creation for The Good Beer Co.

Second Great Barrier Beer infused with honey.

Just delivered: the most popular baby names of 2016

Ezra and Aria are two characters in hit show Pretty Little Liars

Did your baby's name make the list?

Avocado with a side of poo? Uproar over cafe nappy change

Giving up smashed avocado breakfasts could help you save for a home deposit.

Cafe manager responds to mum's review after nappy changing debarcle

Teething pills linked to deaths have "no problems": TGA

The homeopathic teething tablets remain on sale in Australia, despite the company removing them from sale in the US.

This homeopathic teething gel is now being tested.

Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

What advantages do you score as a first born?

Mothers less likely to reduce drinking, smoking for later children

Fitness guru's rock-hard abs caused birth complications

[GRAPHIC WARNING] CAN your body be too perfect?

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

They're on the chew and anglers on the Coast are loving it

BIG HAUL: Kevin from Melbourne had a fight on his hands after hooking on to this solid golden trevally.

Let's have a look at this week's fishing report

TOTALLY HOOKED: Rock fishing has many rewards

BEAUTIFUL: Rock fishing offers beauty and tranquillity ... as well as good fish.

This is one of the most productive shore-based fishing options

Fish running hot and cold in Bundy

Fishing patchy in wake of rain, heat, winds

Darcie shares 'cool' fishing message

American fishing sensation Darcie Arahill helped promote conservation values at a major Queensland fishing event.

International exposure gives state barra bounty a boost

OUR SAY: Why wait for life jacket trial to end?

$20 a small price to pay for greater fishing safety

Twice-cooked delight

This simple recipe puts a bit of Italian flair into a hamper.

Put some sparkle into the season

Put some sparkle in the festive season with a selection of wines perfect for celebrating with loved ones.

A selection of wines to start the celebrations

How to satisfy their warring tastebuds

Devil's Delight are chocolate pancakes with strawberries, cream, chocolate ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Kids need to eat but they don't always want the same things

Who is Stockland Rockhampton's top retailer of 2016

Burger Urge waitress, Roseann Ireland was run off her feet trying to keep up with customer orders.

Excellent service leads to top excellence award for burger outlet

Plan the perfect party

SWEET SUCCESS: Elise Strachan has released her first book.

Plan the perfect party

Keeping the food scene fresh in CQ

Comcater food service equipment area sales manager Ross Cannell

Food service expo comes to Rockhampton

REVEALED: What we're using the web for this Christmas

KEEPING in touch with loved ones and impressing dinner guests with new recipes are two reasons internet usage is expected to increase this month.

Find best weave for your floor

A genuine Persian rug is hand-crafted and highly collectable.

From royals to celebrity outings, there is a rug for every occasion

Great design takes time to perfect

Slow designers Pop and Scott furniture, handcrafted, designed in Australia using Australian materials, available at popandscott.com

Find out more about the slow design movement

WATCH: $63m retirement village rises up on Sunshine Coast

VISION: The new vertical retirement village at Oceanside.

Construction begins on vertical retirement village

GARDENING COLUMN: Cacti and succulent season

Many may say the only plants to grow in Central Queensland should be Cacti and Succulents

GARDENING: Finding the perfect shade tree

SHADY SPOT: Schotia brachypetala at Gogango.

Neil Fisher explains which plants would provide the perfect foliage.

It's time to plan your summer garden

Sunpatiens are also fantastic in pots, flowering non-stop throughout the year.

Help your garden overcome the summer heat

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Australia's 40 hibiscus species

The Lagunaria patersonia or Norfolk Island Hibiscus is a pyramid shaped, bushy tree for most soil types.

There are more than 300 Hibiscus species around the world.

WATCH: Residents' gardens turn houses into homes

Dakoda Engel at the 2016 My Home Awards

Green thumbs young and old were recognised at the My Home Awards

The beautiful bougainvilleas in full bloom

TOURIST ATTRACTION: Towns like Baralaba are a mass of colour at the moment thanks to beautiful Bougainvillaeas.

GARDEN guru Neil Fisher looks at Bougainvilleas.

Snapshot of lake life

Simple but complete with the basics, our concrete abode was warm with love and laughter during our short stay.

The Qld spot where lightning strikes all the time

A guide shows off the rocks created by lightning strikes on Moreton Island.

Rock is evidence of repeated strikes in Queensland spot

Traveller detained, told NZ is part of Australia

Kiwi traveller was told New Zealand is part of Australia

Find plenty of attractions in Mackay

Cape Hillsborough at dawn.

Check out some of this north Queensland town's best attractions.

How to travel Australia without robbing a bank

Beautiful Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia

It's the great Australian dream here's how it can be yours

Gold Coast turns on a family theme

Surfers Paradise is the ideal family getaway.

Slow down on the glitter strip

how to satisfy their warring

Relax and spa concept. Woman with a flower in hair relaxing in a pool at Krabi, Thailand.

If you're combing work with pleasure you are right on trend

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather

ACTOR and director Tim Roth has revealed he was abused by his grandfather during his childhood.

Leo designs shocker tattoo for Tom Hardy after lost bet

Leonardo DiCaprio has designed a new tattoo for Tom Hardy

Hollywood star at home on the Coffs Coast

FEELING LUCKY, SON?: Scott Eastwood visited the Coffs Coast

Guess which Hollywood star has been seen around the Coffs Coast?

Ricky Gervais: There's 'no point' marrying Jane Fallon

RICKY Gervais "doesn't see the point" in marrying Jane Fallon.

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.

Paris Hilton fumes at clumsy partygoers

A reveller spilt their drink on Paris Hilton's DJ decks

Winnie Harlow isn't a role model

Winnie Harlow insists she isn't a role model.

Dive into latest swimwear trends

Think in terms of a free spirit and bohemian mood to be on trend at the beach or poolside.

Salty solution for skin issues

Body scrubs are really easy to make with regular household items.

Save some cash and make your own body scrubs

King seeks fashion crown with pop queen

North Coast TAFE Applied Fashion and Technology graduate, Sam King is aiming at dressing pop royalty Beyoncé Knowles one day.

Fashion students aims to dress pop royalty

Victoria's Secret 2016: Top supermodels wow in Paris

Lady Gaga revived her role as the first lady of pop music

Gladstone girl has the face for modelling

BUBBLY: Aviae Massey will know this week whether she is the top 100 to be the new face of Kinder.

AND she's no rookie to the glamour-filled industry

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

FOR an entry level camera with a price tag of around $500, Nikon’s D3400 is certainly worth considering as a first choice in a DSLR.

Outdoor adventure store opens doors in Rocky building

New retailer in Stockland Rockhampton

Anaconda store opening in Rockhampton

Coles beefs up its security in Mackay

Coles has taken its security measures to the next level, placing electronic tags on its meat.

Alarms ring at supermarket when customers buy good meat

What Dad really wants for Christmas this year

Get Dad something he really wants this Christmas.

GIVE Dad something he really wants for Christmas.

10 things Mum doesn't want for Christmas this year

No, Mum doesn't want cleaning products for Christmas. But she may be more keen on our unlimited digital news offer that comes with a free Samsung tablet and weekend paper delivery!

DO YOUR mum a favour and don't get her these gifts for Christmas.

MacBook Pro: You can touch this (finally)

The 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro

The biggest hurdle, no doubt, is the price.

How you can save $250 on Christmas gifts this year

Cameras are on the list of Christmas gift ideas. But would you buy one second hand?

Australians will collectively fork out $10 billion on Christmas

80 openings for first medicinal cannabis trials

CANCER patients across New South Wales can now apply to take part in Australia's marijuana trials.

KICK THE KILOS: Mackay jumps ahead of Bundy

Who will take out the glory? Just two weeks to go in the ARM Kick the Kilos competition.

MACKAY has finally jumped in front of Bundaberg.

'Gone through hell': Wife's fear stress will kill her

Marlene Snoodyk.

"Delirium, hallucinations, aggression was brought on..."

Medibank and Liminal team up to fight loneliness

Loneliness is a serious health issue says new research

This story is a timely reminder to slip, slop, slap

Nelson sports a scar as a reminder to slip, slop, slap.

Summer has arrived and the sun is shining at full force

Surgery creates vagina for woman born without one

A surgically-created vagina may mean children for one woman

Aaron Renfree helps youths find light in a dark place

Aaron Renfree helps kids find their confidence through dance.

Former child star finds feet in world of choreography and dancing

New school sexual education plan to target STIs

A SEX education program designed to slow-down the spread of sexually-transmitted illnesses in Queensland could be expanded in a five-year plan.

How a little girl's pocket money changed lives

Freja Lawton used her pocket money to feed the homeless down by the riverbank.

Her generosity brought the homeless to tears

Pack up the family for a cheap holiday

A family takes the plunge, packs up the kids and goes on a four-month driving holiday. In the December 3 edition of Weekend, they share how other families can live the dream.

Two mums share tips on how to have an adventure on a budget

CQ Eat Street markets bigger and better than ever

CQ Eat St: Jack, Eliza and Archer Wilkes.

With over 100 stalls, there's something for everyone

Baby teething remedies cleared after link to deaths in US

The teething remedy was linked to deaths and side effects in the US.

Shocking statistics show silly season sadness

The Salvation Army urges people to donate to their Christmas appeal and help families struggling during the festive season.

Many will have empty stomachs and stockings this year. Can you help?

Woman finds love with fellow gamer 11,711km away

IT'S time to delete Tinder - a Te Awamutu woman has met the love of her life living 11,711km away in Texas while playing a mobile farming game.

Coast brothel opens up to change 'prostitution stigma'

Emma Bennett is the manager of the coast's newest brothel, Lush, which is located at Marcoola.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Brothels are big business, and they're getting bigger

Stroll through park turns into flash-mob wedding proposal

She had no idea her boyfriend was planning a flash-mob proposal

Why we’re more likely to date someone who has an ex

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Most people would agree choosing “the right” partner is important